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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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The challenge theme at Impression Obsession is Moody Blues ... and at Simon Says Stamp is MidSummer Blues ... so needless to say, I'm breaking out some of my favorite blues. I stamped Impression Obsession Bead Garland Cover-a-Card in VersaFine... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Ingenious Inkling
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My birthday card stash is depleted, so when I saw this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge, I thought it was the perfect layout for some birthday cake. I used some fun birthday paper for the card base &... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Mini-Challenge at Unity Stamp Company is Backgrounds and Borders. One of the examples was a masked background, so I thought it would be fun to try that technique. I just cut a square of typing paper the size... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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Today the My Sweet Petunia Design Team is creating with the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Team for lots of creative fun. By and large, my sympathy cards usually end-up veering toward the feminine (often with flowers), so my goal... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This week at Jingle Belles we're creating free-standing holiday tags ... or using tags on cards. I don't wrap any gifts, so I don't need any free-standing tags ... however I do hit all of the after-Christmas sales to buy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland exploring: Adorable Cross Stitched Bookmarks (shown) I've never made a Strata before ... might be time How fun are these Painted Sea Shells Summer Succotash Salad love these Paper Kaleidoscopes Chicken Fideo Soup Embroidery & Portraits... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I'm starting with some Stenciled Circles for my card at the Technique Junkies Blog today. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I had the opportunity to get away to Chicago for a few days. We had absolutely amazing weather to explore the City. We started by walking the Wabash Arts Corridor. The first thing we saw were fun paper mâché creatures... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still creating with shades of BLUE at Jingle Belles. The DCWV Arctic Wishes Matstack is filled with beautiful blue papers including this one feature a trio of adorable snow people. I used this week's Fab Friday Sketch with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: I love this adorable Yeti Christmas Ornament (shown) Peaches & Cream Pretzel Pie Love the Enchantment of Twilight Okra Kurkure (Bhindi) is my favorite Indian dish Yulia Brodskaya Painting with Paper Fig Caprese Salad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I discovered a new-to-me Challenge .. the CAS Stencil Challenge ... and the August theme is Sprays. It's been a while since I broke out my Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss Sprays, so I attached my Square Fade Stencil by A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The teams at Therm*O*Web, My Picket Fence, and My Sweet Petunia are all joining together today for a Trifecta of Fun. I started with a card that combines products from both companies ... the cool new Therm*O*Web Flock Transfer Sheets... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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It's Dare to Get Dirty Week at SplitcoastStampers ... a week where the former Dirty Girls host lots of Challenges for creative Fan Club Fun. My challenge is up today & here's the card I made. I layered texty paper... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Gina K. Designs August Monthly Mix Challenge is For the Boys ... to create a masculine card ... which fits right in with restocking my Masculine Birthday Card Stash ... only one problem ... my Gina K. Designs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This weekend is all about making some masculine birthday cards (why am I always out of them??) This one features this week's Freshly Made Sketch, which is all about INCHIES ... there was a time when INCHIES were a big... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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My Mom is a huge Elvis fan, so I can never say today's Jingle Belles prompt without singing it in my best Elvis voice ... we're creating a BLUE Christmas ... cards that feature mostly blue. The first thing I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
Thanks so much for featuring my card.
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There is a stamp for every style in the August Release at Technique Junkies ... remember they are all 20% off through August 8th (with an extra 10% off your entire order including new stamps if you use my discount... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland discoveries: Trends for 2020 Peanut Butter S'Mores Dip Improve your Critical Reasoning I want to try these Pancakes for One and Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes After lots of car & plane time last week, I can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I'm masking Technique Junkies Coffee Cat on the Technique Junkies Blog today ... come visit me and say hello. Remember, you get 10% off your entire order using my Discount Code TJ10Stephanie. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The theme at Simon Says Stamp is Bright and Cheerful ... and what's more bright and cheerful than dancing with a little David Bowie. The printable is from House of Lars fun David Bowie Valentines. I stamped the grungy flourish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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I did get to do a little art supply shopping on my trip last week. I picked-up this Brandi Kincaid Surviving a Funk Stamp set for PinkFresh Studio at Scrapbook Generation in Springfield, Missouri. I decided to combine it with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This was our third Sisters' Week spent on a Florida Beach. I was a bit worried about Red Algae and the Hurricane, but we ended-up with clear water and perfect temperatures for our adventure. My sister bought us matching shirts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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One of the many things my sister and I have in common is our love of local food ... and our love of trying new foods ... so that drives a lot of our restaurant choices when we travel together.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
thank you so much ... so many things on my wish list ... YAY!